Friday, May 11, 2007

Hearing Schedule

As just sent by USOC, also at their site; There is also information from Pepperdine about the public arrangements.


1. The Arbitration Hearing will commence each day at 9:30 a.m. and will be completed each day at 5:00 p.m. ("full day"). The parties agree that the hearing will be conducted as follows:


May 14 through May 18 (full day);

May 19 will be decided by the Panel whether it is a full day by May 17

May 20 will be an off day, unless the Panel decides it is necessary to conduct hearing that day

May 21-23 (full day)

2. At the outset of the Arbitration hearing, each party will be provided with an opportunity to make an Opening Statement, which shall not exceed 20 minutes in length.

3. After Opening Statements, USADA will put on evidence in support of its case in chief. Following USADA's completion of its case in chief, Mr. Landis will put on evidence in support of his case. If necessary, USADA will then present its rebuttal case.

4. At the end of each day, the Parties will update the Panel with the names of the witnesses they intend to call for the following three (3) days. This update is non-binding to the Parties, and strictly aims to prepare the Panel with the upcoming testimonies in advance. Last minute changes to the order will always be accepted by the Panel, at the sole discretion of the Party calling its witnesses.

5. By May 11th, 5pm, USADA will provide the Panel and the Parties with a list of the witnesses it intends to call for the first three days of the hearing, with the same conditions as contained in the previous paragraph.

6. USADA and Mr. Landis shall each have equal time to present evidence in support of their respective case, which will be discussed at the May 13th pre-arbitration conference referred to below.

7. After completion of the presentation of the evidence, each party will be provided with an opportunity to make a Closing Argument, which shall not exceed 90 minutes in length.

Pepperdine Hearing Information

The unprecedented public arbitration hearing involving the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Floyd Landis, 2006 winner of the Tour de France, will take place at the Pepperdine School of Law May 14 through 23, including Saturday the 19th. This is the first time USADA has agreed to hold such an arbitration hearing in a public setting.

Landis aims to keep his 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive on a drug test. According to news reports, Landis won the 2006 Tour de France after a heroic effort on stage 17 of the race, but subsequently tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone. If found guilty as a result of the hearings, Landis could be stripped of his Tour de France victory and given a two-year ban.

The hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. concluding at 5 p.m. (PDT) daily in the Darling Trial Courtroom at Pepperdine’s School of Law in Malibu. The hearing will be open to credentialed media and there is very limited seating available to the public by advance reservation only. Those interested in observing the hearing should contact Jessica Jones by email or by calling (310) 506-7114.


bannaoj said...

Am I reading this right. Does this mean that Landis doesn't get a rebuttal? only closing arguments?

So USADA could present "new" stuff in order to rebut Landis and Landis wouldn't get a chance to respond?


Anonymous said...

They don't mention cross examination either, but maybe that's taken for granted. It couldn't just be show and tell - could it?

~ Cub